The sports betting handle – or total amount of money wagered by bettors – for New Jersey’s brick and mortar casinos and racetracks has floundered for nearly half a year, while online and mobile sport gambling continues to soar, according to recent data from the state’s gaming regulators.
Patrons bet $80.3 million in January 2019 at least one of the 10 parlays – all casinos or racetracks – across the state, according to the Division of Gaming Enforcement, which governs New Jersey’s gambling and sports betting industries.
During 2018, patrons bet $78 million in December, $92 million in November, $86 million in October and $79 million in September for a total $466.7 million since the state formally rolled out legal sports betting on June 14, 2018.
In January 2019 alone, patrons bet just shy of $305 million in January via online or mobile apps, according to Wednesday data, amounting to over $1 billion since the inception of the state’s sports betting industry.
For Super Bowl 2019 in early February, patrons wagered almost $35 million.
There are two racetracks in the state with operational sportsbooks: Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.
In addition to Tropicana, six other Atlantic City casinos accept bets: Bally’s Atlantic City, The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel and Ocean Resort Casino.
Bally’s, Borgata, Golden Nugget, Ocean Resort, Resorts, Hard Rock, Tropicana and the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park racetracks all have online and mobile sportsbooks.